About ruhrHUB

Our Shareholders

ruhrHUB is supported by funds from the North Rhine-Westphalia state government, by the six cities in the Ruhr area and Business Metropole Ruhr, as well as by numerous reliable partners in business, science and politics. In addition to more than 100 renowned companies, this coalition includes the Ruhr University Alliance consisting of the Ruhr University Bochum, Dortmund Technical University and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Bochum Wirtschaftsentwicklung

Bochum Wirtschaftsentwicklung is a service provider for all companies that settle in Bochum, enlarge, relocate or modernise an existing business, save resources, optimise processes, found a start-up, apply for funding, find networks or want comprehensive advice. It helps start-ups to get up and running, is in constant contact with local entrepreneurs and implements innovative settlement concepts so that Bochum will continue to remain an attractive business location in the future too.

Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH

Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH (BMR) develops and markets the Ruhr metropolis as a business location. It brings together the economic interests of the region's 53 towns and cities. The goal of the BMR's work is to increase the competitiveness of the Ruhr area. This includes continually developing the Ruhr Metropolis and promoting the image of the business location as a high-performance and innovative region both nationally and internationally.

Dortmund Economic Development Agency

Whether it's creative economy, industry or services: The diversity of companies characterises both Dortmund as a location and the entire region. The Dortmund Economic Development Agency supports established companies and innovative start-ups as a strong partner with an extensive network and advisory programmes.

Duisburg Business & Innovation GmbH

As a business development company, we are your agile companion on the path to professional independence. You have the idea and we help you in partnership and at eye level to make it fly. To do this, you need the right tools. We can provide you with these - in the form of start-up workshops, business plan competitions or funding acquisition, technology transfer with SMEs. On top, we search for your perfect match with potential business angels, venture capitalists and cooperation partners. Furthermore, we have a very good overview of the real estate market in Duisburg and help you to find suitable premises.

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Essener Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH

As a central contact and service point for business, Essener Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (EWG) promotes entrepreneurial commitment in Essen. With the services it offers, EWG helps to create and secure jobs in Essen and to continuously improve the framework conditions for the business success of the Essen economy.

Wirtschaftsförderung Gelsenkirchen

The classic tasks of economic development include the settlement of new companies and support for existing companies. The primary goal is to create and safeguard jobs. In all projects, this business development agency has its customers firmly in focus: Regardless of whether it's about the development of commercial space, contacts to networks and associations or fast, unbureaucratic help in crisis situations or when setting up a business. Wirtschaftsförderung sees itself as a link between municipal administration and commercial business, and as the first point of contact for industry and commerce, crafts, trade and service providers.

Beteiligungsholding Mülheim an der Ruhr GmbH

We are the central contact partner for companies, investors and start-ups and - as a one-stop agency - a service provider for the economy and the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr. We form the central interface between business, science and (city) administration. We are committed to the task of positioning and strengthening Mülheim an der Ruhr as a business location. To this end, we create framework conditions in order to promote entrepreneurial commitment, to help create and safeguard jobs and to further develop the city as an attractive business, science and residential location.